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Elements Of Lit

TermDefinition
plot the events in a story from start to finish
first person narrator is telling story from own point of view
third person narrator telling story from character's point of view
theme the lesson or message of the story
climax highest or most exciting point in the story
resolution how the story wraps up and ends
rising action events leading up to the climax
falling action events after the climax has been reached
point of view the angle from which the story is told
setting The time and place of the story
foreshadowing a hint in the story of something that will occur
dialogue Words spoken by characters
personification An inanimate object given human qualities
simile comparison using "like" or "as"
metaphor comparison NOT using l"like" or "as"
alliteration two or more words next to each other start with the same letter or sound
hyperbole an exaggeration
onomatopoeia word that imitates a sound
synonyms words that mean the same things
antonyms words that mean opposite things
homonyms words that sound alike but have different meanings
Created by: sc969864